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GOES-West - Sector view: Tropical Pacific - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 1951 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 1951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 1956 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 1956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1506 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1511 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1516 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1521 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1526 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1531 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1536 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1541 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1546 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1551 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1556 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1601 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1606 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1611 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1616 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1621 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1626 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1631 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1636 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1641 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1646 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1651 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 04 Mar 2024 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes

GLM Extent Density of Lightning is the number of lightning flashes that occur within a grid cell over a given period of time. FED was the first GLM product routinely available to weather service forecasters. The FED product is the best single metric to convey both the quantity and extent of lightning activity. It is useful for both storm trending applications and to depict geographic coverage.

In this visualization, GLM is superimposed on a GeoColor background image.

GLM data is produced between 54°N and 54°S.

• For more details, see the Geostationary Lightning Mapper Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.98 MB)